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Wisconsin Update: Over one quarter of residents fully vaccinated

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MADISON (WXOW) -- In Friday's update, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said over 25,000 more state residents are done with the COVID-19 vaccination process. 

Numbers from DHS show 2,239,906 people in the state have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That translates to 38.5 percent of state residents according to DHS. The figures show that 1,504,167 people, or 25.8 percent of the state's population, are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 109,798 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 40 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin. 76,060, or 27.7 percent, have completed the vaccine series.

The DHS figures show that 53,212 people or 45.1 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 34,666 people in La Crosse County or 29.4 percent completed the vaccine series according to the state.

In other counties, these are the percentages for the population receiving the first dose of a COVID vaccine: Monroe: 30.9 percent, Vernon: 36.9 percent, Trempealeau: 42.5 percent, and Jackson: 32.7 percent.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

According to numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday, there were five additional deaths from the virus.  

The total number of deaths in the state from the virus is now at 6,703. 

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 69 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Wednesday, 291 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals. It is an decrease of 26 from the previous day.

Of those, 73 people are in the ICU according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association, or three less than yesterday. 

There have been 709 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 4,029 negative results.


The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of positive tests. (CHART)

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 573,071, or 97.3 percent, are considered recovered.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

Information from DHS now provides a breakdown of their data in a new interactive map. It can show users' data by county, municipality, school district, or zip code. Find the map here.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said that eight people are hospitalized in the Western Region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. One patient is currently in intensive care.

Here is a look at the regional numbers from the DHS update (numbers in parenthesis indicate increase/decrease in cases/deaths from the day before): 

CountyCases7-Day Avg.Deaths
Buffalo1,336 (+3)0.867
Crawford1,696 1.7117
Grant4,830 (+11)685
Jackson2,600 (+3) 1.5726
La Crosse12,539 (+2) 580
Monroe4,430 (+10) 4.4337
Trempealeau3,490 (+1) 1.1439
Vernon1,894 144 

*DHS occasionally adjusts numbers when information shows that a case or cases may be from another county.

7-Day Average is per 100,000 people. Figures compiled by the WI. Dept. of Health Services or county health departments.

Find additional COVID-19 coverage here.

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